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ITALY - TUSCANY, UMBRIA 2007: Itinerary


Cycling To Distance Accommodation Attractions Notes
Rome 2km Colle degli Ulivi Sistine Chapel, St Peter's Basilica, and lots more; best meal in Italy (dinner in Zagarolo) 5 nights (in instalments)
Orvieto 4km Ripa Medici Orvieto Cathedral and the old town on the cliff face Rome to Orvieto Scala by train; 2 nights
Poreta 100km Casa dei Sogni Nice village with friendly people; Montefalco wine region; best meal in Umbria (lunch in Montefalco) Got lost near Spoleto; 3 nights
Norcia 65km Il Casale degli Amici Spectacular views over the mountains, old road Tunnels on the road; 1 night
Visso 75km Hotel Tre Monti The incredible ride over Piano Grande, views over the peaks of the central Appenines Late in Visso; 1 night
Assisi 90km Da Regina St Francis, countryside, the old town Lost around Foligno, found Spello by shear luck; 3 nights
Montepulciano 85km Via di Telosa Lake Trasimeno, the old hill town Train to Magione; 2 nights
Montalcino 65km La Casella The old hill town, Brunnello wine; grapevines, olives, best home made ravioli The most exhausting ride over Castiglione d'Orcia; 2 nights
Siena 70km Apartment on Santa Catarina Beautiful old town full of character, best meal in Tuscany (dinner in Siena) Very windy, cold day; 3 nights
Florence 65km Apartment Near Porta Romana Plentiful attractions but very busy and full of street vendors selling very tacky stuff Rain in the afternoon of the last cycling day (we had none before); train from Montevarchi; 5 nights

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